About the American Legion and Post 655
The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
Donald N Thompson Post 655
Post 655 was granted a charter in 1985 after the construction of the Post building that is still its current location 2817 Carson Street, Haltom City, Texas. The geographic reach of the Post 655 extends beyond Haltom City, to include the Cities of Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and a Southern portion of Keller.
Post 655 has a membership that spans from World II veterans to today's veterans returning from the war on Terror, and members every branch, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each veteran is welcomed home and can always find the support they need as they adjust back to civilian life.
The Post 655 family includes a squadron of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), a Legion Riders chapter, and Post 655 Auxillary.
Since its charter Post 655 has contributed to all of its surrounding City's Police and Fire departments over the years providing funds for specialized equipment or support for families when an officer or firefighter gives the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The Post has in the past and will in the future be a place of shelter during a natural disaster. Opening its doors and providing for those in need.
Post 655 meets the four pillars of the American Legion with its activities of assisting local veterans with home repairs, supporting and sponsoring Boy and Girl Scouts, providing emergency funding for families that have young children, encouraging the public to take part in their right to veto, support the local school district ROTC programs with there year awards, and many other programs.
The Post acts as a collection point for food, clothing, and hygiene products for homeless veterans and families in need. Every year taking coats, gloves, and hats to shelters to help keep our homeless warm.